Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fire Guts House on Addison St.

April 14, 2011
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Fire Guts House on Addison St.

Chelsea firefighters rescued a man who remained asleep even as he was surrounded by roaring flames, rumbling fire engines, and the noise of high-powered water hoses during a three-alarm blaze at 74 Addison St. that destroyed a residential building early Monday morning and left 12 people homeless. Chelsea Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Ulwick said...

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Ash Leading Efforts on Energy, Looking for Help

April 14, 2011
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Ash Leading Efforts on Energy, Looking for Help

Special to the Record Add climate change and environmental sustainability to City Manager Jay Ash’s seemingly endless list of priorities.  Both in his municipal role and as president of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the regional planning agency for 101 communities in and around Greater Boston, Ash is emerging as a respected advocate for...

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The Last House on Third Street was Harry German’s Home

April 14, 2011
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The Last House on Third Street was Harry German’s Home

The photograph above freezes in time forever what I have described as The Last House on Third Street. It was taken by Chelsea photographer Arnold Jarmak about 1980, when the city was coming back to life after a precipitous decline that had begun during the Great Depression and which intensified following the disastrous October,...

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Trial Begins for Chelsea Man Accused of Murder

April 14, 2011
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The trial has begun for the Chelsea man who allegedly fatally stabbed his roommate and stuffed him in a trash barrel last year. Fifty-year-old Israel Vasquez was stabbed to death during a fight with his 24-year-old roommate who dumped his body in a trash can and dragged it about a block away from the...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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Monday, April 4 Jose Reyes-Prudencio, 58, 56 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, indecent assault and battery on retarded person. Laise Prado, 22, 1214 Salem St., Malden, was arrested for disorderly conduct. John Morales, 25, 155 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested on a default warrant....

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Obituaries 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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Anne Mazer Chelsea resident Anne (Shapiro) Mazer of Chelsea, born August 17, 1919, died April 4, 2011 surrounded by those who loved her dearly.  She was 91 years young. A vital, active young mind trapped in a frail, failing body, she was the daughter of Minnie and Joseph Shapiro, whom she never stopped missing; the...

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Tobin Bridge Repairs to Begin this Summer

April 7, 2011
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Tobin Bridge Repairs to Begin this Summer

The $40 million project to de-lead and repaint the Mystic portion of the Tobin Bridge and make structural repairs is set to begin this summer. The final design and scope of the project was approved in March and Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials will begin meeting with the affected communities of Chelsea and Charlestown...

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Weatherization Project Brings Jobs, Savings, and Better Air to Chelsea

April 7, 2011
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Weatherization Project Brings Jobs, Savings, and Better Air to Chelsea

Special to the Record Dozens of Chelsea residents, construction union members, utility representatives and civic and community leaders gathered at the Carmel Street home of Alejandrina Rodriguez to kick off Chelsea’s weatherization pilot project. The program will weatherize up to 130 units of housing, cut residents’ energy bills, improve air quality, and create six...

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Phunk Phenomenon Set for National Television Appearance

April 7, 2011
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Phunk Phenomenon Set for National Television Appearance

Tonight the Phunk Phenomenon dance team based out of the Everett studio led by Chelsea native Reia Briggs-Connor and her husband, Rick, will get some national exposure. The seven-member Phunk Phenomenon adult dance group will be appearing on the Music Television (MTV) show, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” that airs at 10...

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Chelsea Police going High Tech

April 7, 2011
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Smart phones and laptops will soon be required equipment at roll calls in the Chelsea Police Department as the force is about to begin fighting crime in a much more technical way. Chief Brian Kyes announced last week that he has shuffled his department around in a way that allows him to have a...

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